If you haven’t caught on yet, we’re no strangers to busy around these parts. It may not always be the kind of busy we’d like it to be but it is there either way. This weekend was a mixture of fun busy and icky (not so fun!) busy.
Friday was pretty much a blur for me after work. The one thing I do remember: potatoes! Our neighborhood activities committee was hosting their annual Steak and Crab Night on Saturday. They had asked for volunteers to clean, wrap and cook potatoes for the event. Since I never have enough to do, I signed up! One of our fellow neighbors, Laura dropped off my bag of potatoes. The email solicitation had said 50-60 potatoes so I had been mentally preparing myself. Thankfully, she only brought over one 20 lb. bag which turned out to be more like 25 potatoes!
Now that the event is over and no one died from one of my potatoes, I can tell you that I sped up the washing process by washing them in our giant tub. Calm down…(junior – I know you are probably hyperventilating right about now thinking you got one of my potatoes)…the tub has never been used AND I cleaned it with bleach cleaner before starting. Oh, and of course the potatoes were cooked after being cleaned. Here they are after their bath
I had big plans on Saturday. Plans to paint, shop, cook and get a lot done. What did I get done: food shopping. That.is.it.
Mathlete spent the morning working on his car trailer so I was on kiddo duty. I put H to work stabbing potatoes with a fork while I wrapped them in aluminum foil.
Then, while Baby E was napping and grandma was at the house, we ran out to the farmer’s market. Mathlete tagged along so he could go to Home Depot while we were in the neighborhood.
I had gotten some jalapenos and salsa peppers from a neighbor so tomatoes were on our shopping list!
H ended up seeing one of her school classmates so they hung out together while I looked at all of the farmers’ booths.
As usual, I put in all of the work and H took all the credit.
We got back home just in time for naptime so I ran out to finish up the food shopping at the grocery store. I had exactly one hour before Mathlete had to go help set up for the Steak and Crab event. I threw the potatoes in the oven and settled down for a nap to prepare myself for the evening to come!
I was way too lazy to haul a camera over to the event so I have zero pictures! The food was so yummy though and it was a super fun night. After it ended, we tagged along with Rock Boy and Shopaholic to the after party…almost felt 21 again!
The feeling of being 21 definitely left before Sunday morning when the kids woke up. A late night + lots of wine = a reality check on how old you really are! I dragged myself out of bed and worked on getting food for Baby E and H. Thankfully, H was just as tired from her mock sleepover the night (with soccer shot and JB) before so she did a lot of vegging on the couch. Baby E just wanted to scarf down some breakfast (clearly I was suffering since I didn’t even both to put a shirt on my child for breakfast!)
We followed up breakfast with a trip to the pool for some relaxation in the water.
|Yes, I am a terrible mom for forgetting his sun shirt but he is wearing 100 SPF.
The rest of the day was filled with the icky busy stuff: mowing grass, errands, etc. We did cap off the weekend with our weekly Sunday dinner…the perfect way to end a weekend and a great preparation for the week ahead! Lots of food, fun and laughter!
Was your weekend a mix of fun and work or more of one than the other? Any neighborhood parties you attended? Do you have a weekly “ritual” like we do with out Sunday dinners?
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